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Where to stay in Seattle

If you're a first time visitor to Seattle, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Seattle.


What's the best area of Seattle to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Seattle are: Downtown, Queen Anne, Bainbridge Island, Edmonds, Lower Queen Anne, Bellevue, Wallingford, Snoqualmie, and Kirkland.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"And if you're up for a really great walk, I *highly* encourage checking out the nearby areas of Queen Anne and South Lake Union (the latter has had some SERIOUS redevelopment in terms of restaurants, shops, etc."  See More

"Queen Anne Space Needle Green Lake Park Fremont Troll"  See More

"To get to Port Angeles take the ferry to Bainbridge Island."  See More

"Hey Jan From Seattle, take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and then drive over the Hood Canal Bridge and take 101 to Port Angeles."  See More

"To go to the Olympic Peninsula by car ferry from Seattle, you can take the Seattle to Bainbridge Ferry, the Edmonds to Kingston, (for longer drive) the Seattle to Bremerton."  See More

"Lower Queen Anne is a great area to stay in due to its proximity to the waterfront and the Seattle Center."  See More

"Wallingford is close to those two but a neighborhood removed, which can be nice."  See More

"It would be worth checking out the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie."  See More

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  1. Downtown
  2. Queen Anne
  3. Bainbridge Island
  4. Edmonds
  5. Lower Queen Anne
  6. Bellevue
  7. Wallingford
  8. Snoqualmie
  9. Kirkland
What are some good hotels in Seattle?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Seattle, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"The Ace Hotel is another good place to stay in Belltown (very central)."  See More

"Next option is the Edgewater Hotel, which is just 1 block over."  See More

"I've stayed in a few places that were so plush and amazing, like the Sorrento Hotel and Ace Hotel, but my favorite for saving cash has to be Hotel Deca, in the U-district."  See More

"We stayed at Hotel Five, it was great and within walking distance to pretty much everything and not a long walk from train station if you arrive from from the airport via train."  See More

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  1. Ace Hotel
  2. Edgewater Hotel
  3. Inn at the Market
  4. Sorrento Hotel
  5. Hotel Five
What if I want to explore Seattle further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are: Lynnwood, and Alki.

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  1. Lynnwood
  2. Alki
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 Connor Underhill from Chicago asked:
What are the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle?  (8 answers)

 Steve Wiegand from East Peoria, Illinois asked:
Memorable places to stay & top 3 scenic places to visit?  (1 answer)

 Serena McClain from San Francisco asked:
2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?  (13 answers)

 Jan Van from Thornton asked:
Seattle Car Ferry to Port Angeles  (7 answers)

 Susan Johnson from Manhattan Beach asked:
Baby Moon recommendations for Seattle  (8 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Seattle.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Seattle? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Serious Pie
  2. Cafe Campagne
  3. Piroshky Piroshky
  4. Original Starbucks
  5. Matt's in The Market
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Seattle? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Pike Place Market
  2. Space Needle
  3. Experience Music Project
  4. Pioneer Square
  5. Kerry Park
Where can I find out more about Seattle?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Seattle locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Seattle.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Seattle? There are 3 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Seattle.

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